Congratulations to Baltimore, MD's Franchon Crews who captured a victory in a dual meet between teams representing the United States and China this afternoon in Atlanta, GA.
Crews won her 178-pound contest against the reigning world champion in her weight class, Xiao Li Wang, by a 2-1 decision. The victory clinched the USA's overall win in the dual meet.
Later today, two Beltway pro veterans will be in action. Former world title challenger Daniel "The Prophet" Attah of DC will take on undefeated prospect Omar "Super O" Douglas of Wilmington, DE in a six-round super featherweight contest at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino in Chester, PA. Attah (28-19-1, 11 KO's) fights for the first time since his 10-round unanimous decision loss to former world champion DeMarcus Corley on September 20 at the Washington Convention Center. Attah went the distance with Corley despite being knocked down five times during the bout. Attah will be trying to break a six-bout losing streak.
Douglas (13-0, 10 KO's) is coming off a first-round TKO over Osnel Charles on December 5 at Harrah's.
Attah weighed in at 138 pounds for the bout while Douglas tipped the scales at 133.
Meanwhile at the South Side Community Center in Winston-Salem, NC, Laurel, MD super welterweight Norman "The Shadow" Allen will be in a six-round contest against Marcus Willis of Fort Myers, FL. Allen (6-13, three KO's) lost a tough four-round majority decision to Edgar Torres on March 28 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. The loss was Allen's 12th in a row but was also one of Allen's best performances in recent memory.
Willis (13-4-2, three KO's) will be trying to break a two-bout losing streak of his own. Willis dropped a six-round majority decision to DeCarlo Perez on August 2 in Atlantic City, NJ.